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Tag Archives: Higher Ed Power List 2021

John R. Loyack

John R. Loyack  President  Alvernia University  Loyack has served as president of Alvernia University since July 2019.  “In my corporate career, ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange is a highlight,” he said. “Also, helping to turn around my alma mater, King’s College, and then re-energize the city I grew up in, Wilkes Barre, ...

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Robin Riley-Casey

Robin Riley-Casey  Director of Multicultural Life  Muhlenberg College  In her 12th year at Muhlenberg, Riley-Casey supports marginalized student populations to reach their academic and career goals and supports majoritized student populations to build inclusive communities.  Riley-Casey also provides campuswide programs that enrich the college experience through intellectual engagement and celebratory events such as heritage months.  She is the 2020 Recipient of the ...

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Tina Richardson

Tina Richardson  Chancellor  Penn State University Lehigh Valley  Richardson has served in her post for the past six years. She is the chief executive officer, principal academic leader and primary spokesperson for the campus. She also oversees development and philanthropic efforts, strategic planning, budgeting, and community outreach, and assures the quality of academic programs in teaching, research and service.  The things she is most proud of: “PSULV ...

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Elizabeth M. Meade

Elizabeth M. Meade  President  Cedar Crest College  A member of the faculty since 1993, Meade became the 14th president of Cedar Crest College on July 1, 2018. She was the college’s provost for a five-year period and previously served as acting provost and chair of Cedar Crest’s Department of Humanities.  As president, “my primary duties ...

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Kenneth Long

Kenneth Long Interim President  East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania  I became interim president July 31, 2020. Prior to that, I served as vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer since 2013.  My role is to advance the college’s mission by providing effective leadership to a community of nearly 7,000 faculty, students and staff in ...

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Karen Kent

Karen Kent  Director, MBA Program/Major Chair,  Health Care Administration  DeSales University  I have been in this role for two years, previous working 13 years at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio University, and Penn State University in State College.  My proudest moment at DeSales has been watching our students successfully complete our MBA program during this COVID-19 Pandemic year. Our students ...

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Kenneth Hawkinson

Kenneth Hawkinson President  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania  Hawkinson began his tenure as the 12th president of Kutztown University in 2015. Since then, he has established 53 initiatives for the institution focusing on areas such as academic excellence, enrollment management and student success and expanding educational opportunity and access.  Hawkinson was provost and academic vice president ...

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H. Robert “Gus” Gustafson Jr.

H. Robert “Gus” Gustafson Jr.  Managing Director  Lehigh University Enterprise Systems Center  I have been involved with supporting the ESC since its founding by Dr. Emory Zimmers in 1973. We have completed more than 400 industry projects involving over 3,000 students.  As managing director, I support the center’s mission to provide experiential learning and leadership development opportunities for ...

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Kathleen Harring

Kathleen Harring President  Muhlenberg College  Harring was named interim president in June 2019 and appointed president June 2020. She is responsible for guiding the college’s strategic vision and planning, marshaling financial support and other resources for the institution, and overseeing all aspects of daily operations.  “Community and collaboration are hallmarks of Muhlenberg and this was ...

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James J. Greenfield

James J. Greenfield  President  DeSales University  Greenfield ensures that DeSales University students experience transformative learning in and beyond the classroom, stage and lab, where they can “be who they are and be that well.” His work involves overseeing the school’s academic, student life, athletic, arts, religious, spiritual, international, financial and facility programming. He has held ...

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